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  • Fire breaks out at Bangladesh Bank Bhaban in capital
  • Dhaka formally joins S Asia Satellite; deal signed with Delhi
  • British parliament reopens after deadly attack
  • Air Force, 15 personalities get Independence Award 2017
  • Air Force, 15 personalities get Independence Award 2017
  • Banglalink fined Tk 25,000 for cheating a customer
  • March 25 to be Genocide Day
  • Seven held after Westminster attack
  • NSA official suggests North Korea was culprit in BB heist
  • No bar on Ariful to continuing as Sylhet mayor
  • Five dead and 40 injured in London attack
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No VC in 39 private varsities

No VC in 39 private varsities
At least 39 among the 95 private universities in the country have not had a vice-chancellor (VC) for a long time. This has automatically raised questions about the transparency and accountability of such educational institutions. If the Private University Act 2010 has to be followed, the post of the VC is vital, as many functions, such as syndicate meetings and many financial matters, totally depend on the VC’s consent. When the syndicate and financial meetings are held without the VC’s presence, a big question mark appears on the transparency of all academic and administrative activities. Sources in the University Grants Commission (UGC), the apex regulatory body of the universities, said they have urged the authorities of private…

‘New TB drugs at risk of developing resistance’

‘New TB drugs at risk of developing resistance’

New drugs for hard-to-treat tuberculosis strains may be fast rendered ineffective themselves if incorrectly used, a report warned Thursday, on the eve of World TB Day, reports AFP from Paris. Antibiotics such as bedaquiline, delamanid and linezolid have recently been added to the tuberculosis drug arsenal,…
Students threaten to lock all departments from Mar 27

Students threaten to lock all departments from Mar 27

Students of University of Science and Technology, Chittagong (USTC) yesterday threatened to lock all its departments from Monday if the university authorities do not pay Tk 10 crore to state- exchequer imposed as fine by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. They brought out a procession on the campus…
We condemn terrorist attack in London

We condemn terrorist attack in London

After a long pause of 12 years since the 7/7 transit bombings of 2005, London was once again targeted for a terror strike. A reportedly sick and a depraved man with possible links with the Islamic State has been mentioned to carry out the attack killing four people while injuring some 40 more near the…
Smart solution to curb electricity crisis

Smart solution to curb electricity crisis

In the contemporary era, it is a trend to smarten all possible sectors in the economy using the best possible technology at disposal which leads to the idea of smart gridding the electricity sector in Bangladesh. Electricity is the most important form of energy that is profusely used in household as…
Seminar on World Water Day held in Narsingdi

Seminar on World Water Day held in Narsingdi

NARSINGDI: A post rally seminar on World Water Day-2017 jointly organized by District Administration and Bangladesh Water Development Board of Narsingdi was held at the conference room of Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday, reports BSS. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr Shubash Chandra Biswas addressed the…
    Dhaka formally joins 
South Asia Satellite

    Dhaka formally joins South Asia Satellite

    Bangladesh and India yesterday signed a deal of orbit frequency coordination for the South Asian Satellite which is meant for meeting of communication and meteorology necessities of South Asian countries.  Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood…
    British parliament reopens after deadly attack

    British parliament reopens after deadly attack

    LONDON: Britain's parliament reopened Thursday with a minute's silence in memory of three people killed in a suspected "Islamist-related" attack on the symbol of the country's democracy, reports AFP. With MPs projecting an air of "business as usual," armed police arrested…
    Solo exhibition ‘Emotion of Sufi Music’ begins at AFD today

    Solo exhibition ‘Emotion of Sufi Music’ begins at AFD today

    A solo painting exhibition titled ‘Emotion of Sufi Music’ by artist AZ Shimul will be inaugurated today at 5:30pm in La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. Sophie Aubert, Ambassador of France to Bangladesh, will be present at the opening…
    SL, Bangladesh ODI series to  play 
vital role for WC qualification

    SL, Bangladesh ODI series to play vital role for WC qualification

    The upcoming three-match ODI series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are equally crucial for both sides not only consolidating its position on ICC ODI Team Rakings but also strengthening its chances of qualifying automatically for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The series is scheduled to kick start…
    Man gets life term for 
killing wife, housemaid

    Man gets life term for killing wife, housemaid

    A court in Manikganj sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for killing his wife and a housemaid yesterday. After hearing all the records and witnesses, Additional District and Sessions Judge Al Mahmud Foyzul Kabir handed down the verdict in presence of the convict. The convict was identified as…
    No conspiracy against Bangladesh to work: PM

    No conspiracy against Bangladesh to work: PM

    Criticising the World Bank for its fund withdrawal from the Padma Bridge project, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said international agencies which brought false allegations have now realised that no conspiracy against the people of Bangladesh will work, reports UNB. "They've now got…
    How the Tasmanian devil has responded to infectious cancers

    How the Tasmanian devil has responded to infectious cancers

    The name "Tasmanian devil" may bring up images of cartoon tornados and scattered debris. The Warner Brothers character Taz was portrayed as dim-witted, destructive and wacky. But real Tasmanian devils are anything but. "They all have very unique personalities," says Abram Tompkins,…
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